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icon5.gif  Eclipse project backup [message #511025] Fri, 29 January 2010 15:13 Go to next message
lmhelp is currently offline lmhelpFriend
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Hi everyone,

Thank you for reading my post Smile .

I am currently working with an Eclipse Dynamic Web Project.
I want to regularly make backups of it.
I don't know how to proceed neatly and quickly - I mean,
efficiently.

I have thought about:

- creating a .war file; but I realised .java source files
were not inside of it,

- creating a .jar file but the directory architecture of
the project inside of it is somehow modified.
For example, if I have a .java file in a certain directory
in my project and the corresponding .class file elsewhere, what
I have in the .jar file is a directory containing both .java
and .class files...
When I want to "restore" the .jar in a brand new Dynamic Web
Project (using the File -> Import -> General -> Archive),
I have to do the necessary modifications (cf. supra) to
restore the original project architecture...

- I also considered making a .rar file out of my Eclipse
project... I don't know.

So, maybe... - most probably - what I do is not the proper way
to do things.
Can you advise me?

Thanks and all the best Smile ,
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Lmhelp

[Updated on: Fri, 29 January 2010 15:16]

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Re: Eclipse project backup [message #511281 is a reply to message #511025] Mon, 01 February 2010 04:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Williams is currently offline David WilliamsFriend
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As for true "backup", most people would use a SCM (e.g. cvs) to keep
versions of their project. There maybe other use-cases you are after,
but that's the best way to keep safe "backups". (Then of course, your
SCM system needs its own "backup" to other drives, tape, etc. but that's
a pretty normal disk backup. (Do people still use tape? :)
Re: Eclipse project backup [message #511315 is a reply to message #511025] Mon, 01 February 2010 09:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lmhelp is currently offline lmhelpFriend
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Hi,
Thank you for your answer Smile.

Quote:
There maybe other use-cases you are after

I don't know what you are thinking about...

Quote:
Do people still use tape?

Me, no. But we used to (I am in a tiny company). Nothing has
replaced our old tapes. We simply backup important directories
and works on a data server. It's not very satisfactory but it's better
than nothing I guess.

Quote:
As for true "backup", most people would use a SCM (e.g. cvs) to keep versions of their project.

Ok, I'll think about that.

Thanks again.
Sincerely,
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Lmhelp
Re: Eclipse project backup [message #511317 is a reply to message #511025] Mon, 01 February 2010 09:20 Go to previous message
lmhelp is currently offline lmhelpFriend
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Sorry, I sent my post two times in a row Confused.

[Updated on: Mon, 01 February 2010 09:21]

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